Eupselia carpocapsella (Walker, 1864)
(previously known as Orosana carpocapsella)
HYPERTROPHIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eupselia carpocapsella
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The Caterpillars of this species feed on the foliage of:

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moth has pale grey-brown speckled forewings each with a black triangle on the inner margin, and three black spots near the tornus. The hindwings are black shading to yellow at the bases. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 24.2, pp. 235,236.

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 30 (1864), p. 998.


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    (updated 22 April 2009, 3 January 2017)